I may be one of the lucky ones. I have had 6 months to prepare for my LTKR. But that has also given me lots of time to worry and be anxious. My emotions have been all over the place. I don't want this surgery. I want it right now. I am going to be in a lot of pain. I am going to rock this thing. I hate hospitals. I hate being waited on. I can do this. I can't do this. This is a big thing. This is very common etc. Tomorrow I go for my hospital pre-op visit, which will really make this all seem real. I have been working hard to strengthen my whole body. I have my icing ready to go. I bought a little bell to summons my hubby. I got toilet safety rails and hubby has done a dry run installation so he will have no trouble when the real time comes. My bedroom is on the main floor so I won't have to worry about stairs. My shower has a built-in bench. My OS gave me all the rx I will need and I have picked those up. My OS gave me signed paperwork to get a temporary handicap sticker for our car, but I am not sure I want to get it (maybe it's just pride). I have made a spreadsheet for hubby to keep track of meds. I am going to make bran muffins this weekend and also buy some prunes. I have made my list of what I am taking to the hospital. I chose my OS very carefully after months of research. He certainly has done everything and more than I expected. After hubby's out patient back surgery, we had to stop at the pharmacy on the way home to get drugs and that was horrible for him. So glad I was able to get mine beforehand. Glad I found this website. I know it will be good to be able to talk to people who have gone before, and understand what I am going through. From others, I have been learning to adjust my expectations and goals. My first goals now are to use LOTS of ice, get pain under control, and be able to get myself to the bathroom. I will add goals as I go along. I know I will have problems with patience, but I also know the Bonesmarties are there to encourage me.